Of the estimated 879,000 technicians working in the United States, less than 1 percent have received the prestigious World Class Technician Award presented by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Auto Care Association.
Enterprise Fleet Management, which operates one of the nation's largest automotive service departments, is proud to announce that a total of five of its National Service Department (NSD) technicians have received the ASE World Class Technician designation.
In 2017, Enterprise NSD Customer Support Supervisor Kelley Hatlee was recognized with the award. And four NSD employees just appeared on the 2019 slate of honorees: Account Managers Travis Guenzler and Jason Hodge, National Service Supervisor Ryan Egleston, and Service Advisor Amos Eaton. Combined, the five honorees bring 126 years of automotive experience to Enterprise Fleet Management.
Toyota is an economic powerhouse in Alabama, promising yet more hundreds of millions in new investment. Donald Trump's potential 25 percent tariff on foreign automobiles and auto parts pose a huge threat to Alabama's auto industry if it isn’t resolved soon.
Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda and Mercedes-Benz – all with plants in Alabama -- helped generate $747 million in state and local tax receipts, produced 968,982 vehicles within the state’s boundaries and supported more than 13,000 direct jobs.
Read the article at AI.com.
New Volvos built within the next five years may include cameras pointed at the driver to spot drunk or distracted driving and potentially stop the car, the automaker announced Wednesday in Sweden.
Volvo safety engineers said it may be automakers that are ultimately responsible for curbing fatal crashes that involve impaired or distracted drivers.
“There are many accidents that occur as a result of intoxicated drivers,” Trent Victor, a senior safety official at Volvo, said in a statement. “Some people still believe that they can drive after having had a drink, and that this will not affect their capabilities. We want to ensure that people are not put in danger as a result of intoxication.”
Read the article at The Car Connection.
Capping a stellar career, Joe LaRosa is retiring April 1st. He and Judy, his wife of 37 years, are excited about enjoying more time with their four children and two grandchildren.
I don’t recall the first time I met Joe, but I’ll never forget him. Joe personifies the kind heart of the fleet industry -- always willing to counsel newcomers and to lend his time and expertise to our fleet associations.
FMW has interviewed him a number of times over the years. In our recent interview, Joe offers insight into the challenges fleet professionals are facing in a dramatically changing industry.
Elegantly describing the unique character of the fleet community, Joe says, “The fleet industry and the people involved have the utmost respect for one another and enjoyment in each other’s successes in and out of the business.”
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